Wednesday, 14 May 2008
China quake deaths close to 15,000
Nearly 15,000 people died in the devastating earthquake that hit China's Sichuan province. More than 25,000 are still trapped in the rubble two days after the 7.9 quake struck, causing landslides and razing homes, schools and whole villages. Soldiers have rushed to a dam above one city over fears for its stability. Roads in the mountainous area have been badly damaged by the earthquake or have been covered by landslides. Workers are digging through the rubble of collapsed buildings with their bare hands. Read more here.